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My Hero Academia Cast Announcement

Never fear for we have A-Class voice actors and ADR staff who can bring My Hero Academia some voice acting justice! As announced on Dubbletalk, here are the voice actors for the new class of heroes in the upcoming Broadcast Dub of My Hero Academia. The first episode of the Broadcast Dub comes on 5/4/16!

 

Synopsis:

There’s a new hero in town! From Studio BONES, the creators of Fullmetal AlchemistCowboy Bebop and Space Dandy, comes My Hero Academia, a superhero origin story that soars to the top of the class.

 

Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where 80% of the population has some kind of superpowered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not going to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies. Now, the only thing standing between him and his first class is the academy’s formidable entrance exam—nothing a little private tutoring from the world’s mightiest hero can’t solve.

 

 

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Christopher R. Sabat

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Currently tallying well over 500 roles in his career, Christopher R. Sabat (@VoiceOfVegeta) has been an active part of the voiceover industry since 1998. Most noted as one of the early employees of FUNimation Productions and the Voice Director for Dragonball Z, he voiced many DBZ characters including Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Mr. Popo, Korin, Burter, Shenron, Zarbon, Guru, and more.Since Dragonball, Christopher also brought some other popular characters to life including Alex Luis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist), Elfman (Fairy Tail), Roronoa Zoro (One Piece), Ayame Sohma (Fruits Basket), Saiga Tatsumi (Speed Grapher), Kurogane (Tsubasa Chronicles), Daisuke Jigen (Lupin III), Father Tres (Trinity Blood), Braun (Stiens Gate), Giroro (Sgt Frog), Rundas (Metroid Prime 3: Corruption), Garterbelt (Panty and Stocking), Sakaki (Kenichi), Masa (My Bride is a Mermaid), Saito (Darker Than Black), Woerman (Attack on Titan), and Alex D (Deus Ex: Invisible War).Most recently, he can be heard as Kyoma Mabuchi on Toonami’s Dimension W, Rath and Geoff in the upcoming Gearbox title Battleborn, Batou in the acclaimed Ghost In the Shell: Arise series, Goro Sasabe in Free! Eternal Summer, Sakuya Togane in the second season of Psycho-Pass, Jason in Tokyo Ghoul, Mondo in Dangan Ronpa, and he is most excited to take on the role of the incomparable Allmight in the epic My Hero Academia.In 2004, Christopher founded Okratron 5000, a well-established voiceover production studio based in Dallas, Texas which he continues to run to this day. When he’s not in the studio, he likes to play with his adorable daughters, make electronic music, and buy vintage Pumas and airline glassware on eBay.‪http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0754526/http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Christopher-Sabat/

 

 

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Justin Briner

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Justin Briner is thrilled to join the cast of My Hero Academia! Born and raised in Maryland, he is currently a Dallas-based actor and singer. Most recently, he can be heard as Qwenthur in Heavy Object, Mikaela in Seraph of the End, and Alfonso in GARO The Animation.

 

 

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Luci Christian

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Luci Christian is a professional actor living in Houston, Texas.  Internationally known for her voice work, her career also spans stage, television, radio, industrial, and anything else she can book. For Funimation Entertainment, she’s voiced Kyuta in The Boy and the Beast, Psiren and Wrath in Fullmetal Alchemist, Nami in One Piece, Deunan in Appleseed Alpha, Alois Trancy in Black Butler, Medusa in Soul Eater, the Narrator in Okami-san, Riko in Aria The Scarlet Ammo, Rico in Gunslinger Girl, Komachi in Samurai 7, Louis Ft. Drake in Galaxy Railways, Kosuna in Desert Punk, Micchi in Shin Chan, Asuna in Negima, Kasha in Solty Rei, Washu in Sasami, Tenma in School Rumble, Cassandra in Black Blood Brothers, Honey in Ouran Host Club, Lenalee in D.Grayman, Koyuki in Sgt. Frog, Havoc in Darker Than Black, Ophelia in Claymore, Kirino in Bamboo Blade, Makina in Shikabane Hime, Hungary in Hetalia, and Birdy in Birdy the Mighty: Decode. When she’s not working, she’s picking up kids from school and watching Netflix with her husband.

 

 

 

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Clifford Chapin

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Clifford Chapin has been working as a voice actor, script writer, and director with Funimation for several years. He is best known for playing Conny Springer in Attack on Titan, Hide Nagachika in Tokyo Ghoul, and Kirito Kamui in Psycho-Pass. You can also hear Clifford in video games as the voices of Battleborn’s Toby, Michael from YIIK: A Postmodern RPG, and the Player Character’s voice in Dragon Ball: XenoVerse.In addition to his ADR credits, he has also worked behind the scenes for Marvel Entertainment’s publishing branch, as well as for several reality television series. In his downtime, Clifford enjoys playing video games and reading comic books from every genre.To keep up with all of Clifford’s many antics, be sure to follow him on Twitter (@CliffordChapin) and “Like” his Facebook page: Clifford Chapin (Voice Actor).

Gonna be the Twin-Tail!! English Cast Announcement!

twintailsJust announced at the Funimation Industry Panel at Anime Detour, we have the English cast for Gonna be the Twin-Tail!! Check out the full line-up and trailer below!

 

Synopsis

Soji Mitsuka is an ordinary high schooler with an extraordinary obsession. Twin tails are his fire, his air, his will to live! But when a mysterious woman from another world enlists his help to fight hideous monsters with various moe fetishes, Soji much transform into a powerful pigtailed…girl?With the help of his childhood friend, the class president, and his endless devotion to pigtails, Soji and his crew form a twin-tailed threesome to take on the monsters who feed on the “attribute power” of humans. But Soji’s new pigtailed powers come with a price; his surging popularity as the new heroin in town makes the twin-tailed trend explode, giving the monsters ample attribute powers to feed upon!

CAST & CREW

SOJI Austin Tindle
AIKA/TAILBLUE Sarah Wiedenheft
ERINA/TAILYELLOW Mikaela Krantz
TWOEARLE Morgan Garrett
TAILRED Bryn Apprill
DARK GRASPER/ACENA/ANKO Leah Clark
MIKOTO Michelle Rojas
MIHARU Jennifer Green
MEGA NE Tia Ballard
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ADR Director Jerry Jewell
Lead ADR Engineer William Dewell
Script Writer Samuel Wooley

 

Project Itoh’s ‘The Empire of Corpses’ – Cast + Trailer!

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The US theatrical launch for the English dub of Project Itoh’s ‘The Empire of Corpses’ is right around the corner — and we’ve got the cast list and trailer for you! Plus, you now find your nearest theater and buy tickets ahead of time at FunimationFilms.com!

 

Cast 

John Watson – Jason Liebrecht
Burnaby – J Michael Tatum
Hadaly – Morgan Garrett
M – Sean Hennigan
The One – R Bruce Elliott
Aleksei – Mike McFarland
Nikolai – Micah Solusod
Yamazawa – Kenny Green
Friday – Todd Haberkorn
Grant – Greg Dulcie

 

Crew

ADR Director: Mike McFarland
ADR Script: Mike McFarland
Asst ADR Script: J Michael Tatum
ADR Engineer: Peter Hawkinson

English Dialect Advisor – Kit Buss
Russian Dialect Advisor – Lauren Conn

 

 

Trailer

 

 

 

Synopsis


From the studio that produced Attack on Titan comes a captivating historical action thriller based on a Phillip K. Dick Award winning novel by Project Itoh. In an alternate version of 19th century London, the world has been revolutionized by “corpse reanimation technology” creating armies of undead who serve the living as laborers across the globe.

In an attempt to revive his dearly departed friend, young medical student John Watson becomes obsessed with replicating the work of Dr. Victor Frankenstein—the legendary corpse engineer whose research produced the only re-animated corpse to possess a soul. But when his illegal experiments put him at odds with the British government, Watson is drafted into a worldwide race to find the lost research notes of Victor Frankenstein before the secrets of the human soul fall into the wrong hands.

 

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Escaflowne Kickstarter Updates – New English Cast List

The Kickstarter for Escaflowne is going strong! We’re excited to start revealing the updated cast list and we hope you feel the same way too. Little by little, we’ll be revealing cast members so keep your eyes glued to this blog in the meantime.

 

Our first cast announcement for the new Escaflowne dub is for Van Fanel who will be played by (drumroll) Aaron Dismuke (Fullmetal Alchemist‘s Alphonse and Blood Blockade Battlefront‘s Leonardo Watch)!

 

Update: Hitomi will be played by voice actress Caitlin Glass! Caitlin’s numerous popular voice acting credits include Winry from Fullmetal Alchemist, Haruhi from Ouran High School Host Club, and Kyoko from Danganronpa, and Petra from Attack on Titan.

 

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Stay tuned for more upcoming English cast list announcements coming soon!

 

GARO THE ANIMATION – English Voice Cast Announcement!

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Just announced at the Funimation Industry Panel at Anime Matsuri, GARO THE ANIMATION, Season One Part One, is coming to Blu-ray & DVD on April 26, and that means it’s time to meet the cast and crew behind the English dub!

 

Part One Synopsis:

A long time ago in the kingdom of Valiante, humans shared the world with Horrors—monsters who feed on humans with weakness in their hearts. Desperate to put an end to the Horrors’ reign, the King allowed his advisor Mendoza to launch a witch hunt targeting the magic users who had sworn to protect humanity from evil.

 

One-by-one the famed Makai Knights and Alchemists were cut down by Mendoza and his men. That is, until a young Makai Knight named León inherited the golden armor of Garo and with it, the power to save the kingdom. But unlike the other Makai Knights who fight to protect humanity, León is young, reckless, and driven by his desire to avenge his mother’s death at Mendoza’s hands. How can an immature Golden Knight who fights for the wrong reasons hope to protect anyone?

 

 

CAST

 

León Luís Ricco Fajardo
Germán Luís David Wald
Alfonso San Valiante Justin Briner
Bernardo Dion Ivan Jasso
Mendoza Vic Mignogna
Anna Luís Anastasia Muñoz
Ema Guzmán Monica Rial
Garm Tia Ballard
Rafael Ben Bryant
Zaruba Barry Yandell
Octavia Colleen Clinkenbeard
Fernando Ben Phillips
Esmeralda Dawn M. Bennett
Ximena Coronado Jād Saxton

 

 

CREW

 

ADR Director Caitlin Glass
ADR Engineers Peter Hawkinson
Matt Grounds
Lead Writer Patrick Seitz
 

 

 

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Rage of Bahamut: Genesis – English Voice Cast Announcement!

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Just announced at the Funimation Industry Panel at Katsucon! Rage of Bahamut: Genesis is coming to Blu-ray & DVD on April 26, and you know what that means: it’s time to meet the cast and crew behind the English dub!

 

Meet Favaro Leone, professional bounty hunter and casual scoundrel. When he’s not crossing swords with his arch nemesis and former best friend, Kaisar Lidford, he can be found at the local tavern spinning tall tales to anyone who will listen. After a one-winged demoness overhears his drunken boasts, she wrangles him into an unbreakable contract that will force him to make good on the promise he made.

 

With nothing but a destination in mind, the pair set out on their grand adventure—completely unaware of the dark forces working to fulfill an ancient prophecy that will bring about the end of the world. That is, unless a charming rogue, a clueless demon, a disgraced knight, and a tiny zombie can band together to change the course of history.

 

Visually arresting and fun from start to finish, Rage of Bahamut is a can’t-miss title for any action-fantasy fan.

 

CAST
FAVARO – Ian Sinclair
KAISAR – Chris Rager
AMIRA – Tia Ballard
CERBERUS – Leah Clark
LAVALLEY – Tyson Rinehart
BACCHUS – Brian Mathis
MARTINET – Christopher R. Sabat
AZAZEL – Kent Williams
JEANNE D’ARC – Jād Saxton
RITA – Apphia Yu
BEELZEBUB – Vic Mignogna
HAMSA – Kyle Phillips
CHARIOCE XIII – Barry Yandell
CREW
ADR Director – Sonny Strait
ADR Engineer – Patrick Morphy
Head Writer – John Burgmeier
Script Writer – Jared Hedges

 

 

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Black Butler’s Latest Installments Come to Home Video in Book of Circus and Book of Murder! + Cast Announcement

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We’ve got some big announcements today for Black Butler fans out there— new installments of the series are coming to home video, and we have your English dub cast announcement AND season 3 trailer!

 

Black Butler: Book of Circus is the newest season, completely based on the Noah’s Ark Circus arc from the original manga by Yana Toboso. See Ciel and Sebastian infiltrate a traveling circus and meet its glamorous performers—who all hold a dark secret. This is definitely one of the most shocking, emotional, and frankly beautiful installments yet in the Black Butler series.

 

The complete third season is being released on April 19. The Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack features a handsome chipboard box, as well as a premium disc packaging in the form of a long fold-out digipak that displays tons of detailed artwork from the covers of the original Japanese releases—definitely the release of choice for ultra-fans of Black Butler and its gorgeous art style.

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You can pre-order here! 

 

 A standard edition in a normal single disc case is also available, here!

 

We’ll also be releasing Black Butler: Book of Murder, a two-part OVA series about 2 hours long— think of these as two short movies. A murder mystery occurs at Phantomhive Manor, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (yes, the author of the Sherlock Holmes series) shows up as a character. Pre-orders for Book of Murder will begin next week, and the OVA set will be released on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on May 17.

 

Here’s the cast list of new and returning characters for Black Butler: Book of Circus:

SEBASTIAN J. Michael Tatum
CIEL Brina Palencia
JOKER Matthew Mercer
BEAST Tia Ballard
DOLL Mikaela Krantz
DAGGER Michael Sinterniklaas
SNAKE Spike Spencer
PETER Vic Mignogna
WENDY Rachel Robinson
JUMBO Christopher R. Sabat
DOC Alex Organ
ADR Director Ian Sinclair
ADR Engineer Donald Shults

 

 

And the same for the characters of Black Butler: Book of Murder:

SEBASTIAN J. Michael Tatum
CIEL Brina Palencia
ARTHUR Taliesin Axelrod ……………………..,,
CHARLES GREY Clifford Chapin
CHARLES PHIPS Brandon Potter
GRIMSBY KEANE Aaron Roberts
CARL WOODLEY David Wald
IRENE DIAZ Jamie Marchi
GEORG VON SIEMENS Tyson Rinehart
PATRICK PHELPS Brandon McInnis
ADR Director Ian Sinclair
ADR Engineer Donald Shults

 

 

Check out the preview for Black Butler Book of Circus:

 

Dimension W on Adult Swim’s Toonami Starting February 27th!

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We’re excited to announce that our new series Dimension W will  broadcast on Adult Swim’s Toonami schedule beginning Saturday, February 27, 2016.  English dub episodes of the new anime series will air during the Toonami block each Saturday night at 12:30AM Eastern. Each dub episode will be available exclusively on Adult Swim for two-weeks before it is available for streaming on Funimation.com.

 

We’re also releasing a bi-weekly Production Diary on YouTube available here which features behind-the-scenes videos on the creation of Dimension W. New simulcast Japanese subtitled episodes of the series stream at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays at FunimationNow and the Hulu streaming services.

 

Synopsis:

In the year 2071, the world’s energy problems seem solved by a network of cross-dimensional electric-field inductors- “coils” -that extract energy from a seemingly infinite source. That source is the W dimension, a fourth plane that exists beyond the X, Y, and Z dimensions.

 

In this world, unofficial “illegal” coils harness powers that the police can’t hope to counter. Dealing with these coils is the job of coil-hating repo man Kyoma, whose run-in with the unique coil android Mira leads the two to form a reluctant partnership.

 

 

 

English Cast List

 

 

Primary Cast:

Kyoma:   Christopher R. Sabat

Albert:   Eric Vale

Mira:   Jad Saxton

Loser:  J. Michael Tatum

 

Additional Supporting Cast:

Mary:  Stephanie Young

Koorogi:   Josh Grelle

Shido:  Jeremy Schwartz

 

Crew:

ADR Director:  Zach Bolton, Colleen Clinkenbeard

ADR Engineer:   Brandon Peters

Script: Bonny Clinkenbeard

Fairy Tail Zero – English Cast Announcement!

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Episode 1 of the broadcast dub hits Funimation Streaming Service tonight at 9pm EST – head HERE to watch (and select “Zero” from the Season dropdown menu)!

 

Summary

This prequel series depicts the founding of the Fairy Tail guild. Many years ago, Mavis Vermilion was a servant on Sirius Island, mistreated by a guild master and his daughter, Zera. But Mavis stayed positive, because her mother once told her that fairies never visit people who cry about their problems. When the guild came under attack, Mavis pulled Zera from the wreckage into the forest. Seven years went by, and the powerful wizards Warrod Sequen, Precht, and Yuri Dreyer arrived on the island, seeking a powerful jade gemstone. This journey would change the course of magical history.

 

Cast

Mavis Vermillion:   Leah Clark

Yuri Dreyer:   Clifford Chapin

Warrod Sequen:   Cris George

Precht Gaebolg:  David Trosko

Zera:  Jeannie Tirado

 

Crew

ADR Director:  Tyler Walker

Assistant Director:  Aaron Dismuke

ADR Engineers:   Patrick Morphy, William Dewell, Zachary Davis

Lead Writer:   Tyler Walker

 

Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn – English Voice Cast Announcement!

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Our next Broadcast Dub cast announcement is for a new show from a classic legendary creator—Shirow Masamune, creator of Ghost in the Shell. Check out the English cast for Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn below, and be sure to catch the first dub episode on February 12 (tomorrow!) at 11:40 am EST.

 

 

Summary

From Shirow Masamune, the creator of Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed, comes the story of two cybernetically enhanced girls fighting to save their home. A super-powered terrorist has threatened the island of Cenancle. To fight him off, Nene Nanakorobi, a cybernetic girl-next-door, will have to team up with famous inventor Delilah Uzal and her adorably grumpy cyborg assistant, Clarion.

 

 

Cast

Nene – Megan Shipman

Clarion – Lara Woodhull

Uzal – Monica Rial

Buer -  Sonny Strait

Bunny – Leah Clark

Crew

ADR Director: Jerry Jewell

ADR Engineer: James Baker, Brian Leonard, Jose Sandoval

Lead writer: Samuel Wooley